Latitude Global Elects Two Business Veterans to the Board
Casey Gunnell and Michael Simon Join the Board of Directors
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Latitude Global, Inc.
(LAT) has announced the election of two senior executive veterans, Casey
Gunnell and Michael Simon, to their Board of Directors, bringing the total
board member count to five. Casey and Michael join John Alexon as the three
independent board members.
Casey Gunnell's extensive background includes broad business management and
executive/Board Member experience in entrepreneurial, startup, and
rapid-growth sales-based companies.He has served on the Board of Directors
for several private companies and three publicly traded companies. Mr. Gunnell
has operated two management service businesses focusing on interim management,
process improvement, restructuring situations and management advisory
engagements for numerous clients over the last 15 years. Mr. Gunnell spent the
majority of his careerin senior roles including EVP & CFO of a $6 billion
company, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. (parent of Southeast Toyota Distributors,
Inc.) and thenas SVP & CFO for AutoNation, Inc.For the last 2 ½ years Casey
was a member of the Board of Metropolitan Health Networks (NYSE:MDF), a $700
million public company recently acquired by Humana, where he served as
Chairman of the Audit Committee and also was a member of the Governance and
Nominating Committee.Mr. Gunnell earned a Bachelor of Business Administration
degree from Florida Atlantic University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Greg Garson, President of LAT, stated, "Casey's 39 years of business
experience as an entrepreneur driving the growth of a private medical device
company (which he co-founded), an executive in multiple consulting and
management solutions firms and as an executive and director of various
publicly-traded companies provides the Board with valuable business,
leadership and management experience."
Michael Simon is a partner in the law firm of Frankovich, Anetakis, Colantonio
and Simon where he has practiced law since 1990. In addition to trial work,
his practice involves representing clients in corporate and
governmental/municipal matters and sports and entertainment dealings.Mr.
Simon is a partner in the sports agency, Vantage Management Group and Mr.
Simon's partners of VMG were formerly members of DeBartolo Sports.VMG
represents numerous National Football League clients and currently represents
last year's 36^th overall draft and the first pick of the Denver Broncos,
Derek Wolfe.In addition to representing NFL players, Mr. Simon is involved
and does work with Roy Jones, Jr. Presents, which promotes boxing matches
regionally.Mr. Simon also represents various entertainers and musicians who
perform regularly throughout the United States.
"Michael's knowledge not only in law but also in sports marketing and
entertainment management brings a very unique but relevant expertise to our
team. We are confident that both Casey and Michael's entrepreneurial and
corporate experience will provide the Board with innovative perspectives and
guidance on our strategic direction and growth and we are honored they have
chosen to join us," commented Brent W. Brown, CEO, Founder and Chairman of the
About Latitude Global, Inc. (LAT)
LAT is a privately-held, independent, full-service restaurant/entertainment
company founded in 2009 to plan, develop, construct and operate
state-of-the-art, award-winning, 35,000 to 85,000 square foot premier
restaurant/entertainment venues.Latitude Global locations fuse the magic of
an exceptional food and beverage experience with multiple entertainment
options in an upscale and contemporary-designed venue.Latitude 30, the
flagship location, opened in January 2011 and Latitude 40 in Pittsburgh, PA
opened in November 2012.Latitude 39 (Indianapolis, IN) opened in December
2012 and their first hybrid location, Latitude 42 in Chicago, IL will occupy
34,000 square feet within an existing Regal Cinemas multiplex and is scheduled
to open in April 2013.For additional information, please visit
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